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ANSYS finite element design of an energy saving magneto-rheological damper with improved dispersion stability

Rashid, Muhammad Mahbubur and Firdaus, Md Meftahul and Hassan, Muhammad Hasibul and Rahman, Mohammed Ataur (2015) ANSYS finite element design of an energy saving magneto-rheological damper with improved dispersion stability. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 29 (7). pp. 2793-2802. ISSN 1738-494X E-ISSN 1976-3824

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The magnetorheological (MR) damper is one of the utmost progressive applications of asemi-active damper. Uninterrupted controllability in both on and off state is an important factor of its plenitude application. Current research is attempting to make the damper more effective and efficient by minimizing the existing limitations such as MR fluid’s sedimentation, power consumption and temperature rising, and design optimization. We have broadly analyzed the optimization of MR dampers design with finite element simulation where various parameters of the MR damper have been considered for more accurate results. A prototype MR fluid has been prepared by coating the carbonyl iron particles with xanthan gum to reduce sedimentation. The SEM and Turbiscan results noticeably verify the improved sedimentation stability. In addition, a power-saving MR damper model has been developed by finite element analysis using ANSYS software. Prolonged operation raises the damper’s body temperature and degrades the performance. However, in this energy-saving MR damper model the temperature is not rising to a higher value compared to the conventional dampers, and consequently promotes damper efficiency.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5486/44697
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ansys; Dispersion stability; Energy saving; Finite element; Magnetorheological damper
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Rashid
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 10:30
Last Modified: 08 May 2016 15:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44697

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